Avowed white nationalist and former Trump administration official Steve Bannon is once again amplifying bigotry to his legions of far-right followers.
Most recently, Bannon interviewed Ken Harrison, leader of the Promise Keepers—an all-male organization dedicated to "helping men live with integrity."
Harrison railed against LGBTQ Americans for "destroying the identity of the American people" and called on Christian men to fight against LGBTQ people's rights and humanity.
Ken Harrison of the ‘Promise Keepers’ says he is organizing a rally of “80,000 christian men” this July in Dallas C… https://t.co/4SximBRX62— Ron Filipkowski (@Ron Filipkowski)1619437772.0
"You think about how quickly we went from homosexual marriage to, now, men putting on dresses and being called women and playing on women's basketball teams and where are the Christian men? So what we need to do is call men back and remind us of who we are in Christ."
Falsely claiming trans women are men, Harrison pretended the existence of trans women is somehow new, despite mountains of evidence showing that trans people have existed for thousands of years.
Harrison went on to say he'd be hosting an all-male Christian convention to combat the recognition of LGBTQ people's humanity:
"We're getting 80 thousand guys together at Dallas Cowboys stadium on July 16 and 17, and this is gonna be a big deal because ... this is gonna be the first major gathering in the world, and that gathering is gonna be Christian men getting ready to worship Jesus Christ. Think about the world right now as wondering, 'What happened to America? Where are Americans?' And when they tune in, this'll be a global news story."
He didn't acknowledge that millions of LGBTQ people are, in fact, Americans.
The plans were decried across social media.
JFC. These people are the most UN-CHRIST-LIKE aholes https://t.co/tjElewuNM3 https://t.co/L3VZEzXPLu— Kim Chernecky (@Kim Chernecky)1619453522.0
What is wrong with these people? https://t.co/CQGobzDE4P— Marla Tauscher (@Marla Tauscher)1619448636.0
Why is it so hard for these people to let others live the life they choose? Why is someone else’s life choices suc… https://t.co/8SPi11iWWS— Burney Herbert (@Burney Herbert)1619447023.0
@RonFilipkowski Small men, with small minds, doing small things.— Say it loud, say it proud, 46! (@Say it loud, say it proud, 46!)1619437964.0
@RonFilipkowski Scared old white Christian men. The real problem in America.— Edward (@Edward)1619438427.0
People wondered if the Dallas Cowboys' stadium would really be used to host the event.
@RonFilipkowski Wonder how much that event cost the sponsors? How does Cowboy nation feel? The Dallas Cowboys team? Now branded as ......?— @JareBare69 (@@JareBare69)1619450535.0
@RonFilipkowski Why would the Cowboys’ owners allow this?— TrumpHater (@TrumpHater)1619452039.0
In a gathering of 80 thousand men, it's a statistical inevitability that thousands of these men would themselves be gay.